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in an extramarital affair with paula broadwell. she is his biographer. broadwell spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan interviewing him for the book she co-wrote about him. it's not clear whether broadwell is the woman with whom petraeus has admitted to having this affair that led to this resignation. the official says that the fbi counterintelligence unit investigated the tip to see if there was a potential security risk, whether petraeus could possibly be blackmailed. the official tells cnn there was no suggestion the fbi was investigating petraeus for any possible wrongdoing, but the concern, rather, was that he might be putting himself in a vulnerable position. >> we know that a lot of the questions from online that i've read, some of the comments on cnn.com, there's questions about the timing. let's start with what it comes after, the presidential election. what if we found out about that connection, if any, and why this comes just days after the election? >> reporter: well, that's a great question and i think a lot of those questions will be thrown at the white house, and they hav
's affair was uncovered in an investigation by the fbi involving his biographer paula broadwell. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for comment, and it's unclear if she is the woman that he admitted to having an affair with. we get more on general petraeus and his year from chris lawrence. >> david petraeus sent this letter on friday admitting that he had an affair and telling the staff that he had gone to the white house on thursday and asked president obama to accept his resignation. on friday, during a phone call, the white house says the president did accept petraeus' resignion, throwing his national security team into flux just days after the election. by the same david petraeus got his first taste of real combat, he was a 50-year-old major general. he commanded the 101st airborne. it was in iraq when he asked a reporter tell me how this ends. he got the nickname king david used by supporters and to those that labelled him a celebrity general. in swechb, president bush appointed petraeus to lead all troops in iraq. he rewrote the field manual and his ideas became known as the
send by paula broadwell, petraeus's biographer, to another woman close to petraeus. the official didn't name the woman or know the nature of her relationship with petraeus. >>> bbc's director general george entwhistle is out of a job today. the leading news source in the midst of controversy in a report that accused a former high ranking politician of sex abuse. he called the resignation the honorable thing to do. the bbc has since apologized to that politician. >>> two dead and dozens of homes in danger after two houses in indiana exploded. the exact cause hasn't yet been determined, but according to the lol fire department it looks like a gas explosion. 200 residents in the neighborhood were evacuated. rescue teams now looking for other victims. be sure to stay with us on this one. >>> to politics now, and do you think it's too early to talk about 2016? we don't think so. republicans have to regroup and refocus while democrats have to decide who is next. could it be hillary clinton? this comes from the "new york times". every day people approach hillary clinton and tell her she has
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